Kante has established himself as one of the world's best defensive midfielders since he has been in the Premier League but Sarri prefers Jorginho at the base of his midfield.
But Alonso had a stinker of a performance against Fulham at the weekend and was hooked for Davide Zappacosta before the end of the match.
James Milner drew a much-changed Liverpool side level at Burnley, before Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score and Xherdan Shaqiri sealed a 3-1 victory to bring the Reds back within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Nuno Espirito Santo's side won plaudits for their expansive football at the start of the season but they have managed just one point out of their last possible 18.
Having scored five goals in his last four appearances for Chelsea, the player is being backed to feature more over the festive period with games coming thick and fast. The Blues are a distant third in the title race, seven points behind Manchester City.
The Premier League match between Wolves and Chelsea will be broadcast online.